Whats your Bedroom Furniture Made Of?

By: Ben Weissman

When you go in search of master bedroom furniture, you're going to find that not all beds are created equal. In fact, many beds are made of different materials. Some are wood beds, while others are made of MDF (medium-density fiberboard). What is the difference in these two materials, and is one more appropriate than another for a particular use or type of bedroom furniture?

MDF is an engineered wood product formed from breaking down softwood into wood fibers that are then combined with wax and resin in high temperatures and pressure to create panels.

In Australia, the main species of wood used to make MDF is plantation-grown radiata pine, though many other woods can be and are used around the world. You are probably thinking about the material that forms the bottom of a drawer in an inexpensive dresser or chest of drawers, but that's not MDF

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